Fairs, Shows & Travel for Small Ruminant

veterinarian loading the back of red truck for field service


It is helpful if clients review travel requirements (www.interstatelivestock.com) prior to scheduling an appointment to obtain a health certificate. This allows Tufts Veterinary Field Service to have the correct information at the time of scheduling, facilitating more efficient scheduling of the veterinarian’s visit.  Oftentimes, there are tests or vaccines with specific time periods pertaining to the animal’s movement required for the issuance of a health certificate.

If you are planning to visit a fair or show, be sure to download a complete list of requirements from the show or fair’s specific website prior to scheduling your appointment with Tufts Veterinary Field Service, as there may be additional requirements beyond those for interstate travel.

Health Certificates for Show & Sale

  1. Schedule your appointment for a Certificate for Veterinary Inspection (CVI) with plenty of time to allow for any required vaccines or testing. Testing results typically take 7-10 days to receive results.  Rabies vaccine must be given 30 days prior to arrival at the show/sale if required, however please note that rabies vaccination may not be given to animals less than 12 weeks of age.
  2. Please provide a copy of the show or sale health requirements for the veterinarian to take with them at the conclusion of the visit. 
  3. Please provide the veterinarian with a list of all shows or fairs to be attended during the show season. The dates of the show or fair and the address should accompany the name of the show or fair. 

The CVI can only be issued once requirements are fulfilled.